Thursday, December 17, 2015

Vampiress Review: "Die Vampir Schwestern"

The Gist: A pair of sisters who are half vampires struggle to fit in when their family moves from Transylvania to Germany.

Clarification:  This is a kids movie out of Germany.  It follows two 12 year old sisters Darkarvia and Silvania.  Their mother is a human and their father is a vampire and they move from Transylavania around people like themselves to Germany where they have to live with and interact with humans and go to a regular school.  There they deal with bullies and making friends along with the fact that their nosy neighbor is on to them and makes it his business to try and destroy them. 

Selling Point: It does actually have some vampiric moments

Female Vampire Factor:  So the two girls have completely different personalities.  Darkavia (Laura Roge) can best be described as gothic and wants more than anything to be a full vampire.
Silvania (Marta Martin) takes more after her mother and wishes to be human and lead a "normal" life.
In order to reach this goal they go to a magic shop where a man claims to be able to cast a spell that can grant them their wish.  Problem is he mixes up the spell granting each girl their sisters wish.  This results in Darkavia loosing all the vampire abilities that she depends on and Silvania pretty much becoming a blood thirsty monster.
The girls have rather small fangs for most of the film though Silvania files hers down when she's trying to fit in but after she's fully turned (about 1 hour in) she is full blown horror movie style vampire pretty much wanting to bite any human within arms length. Eventually they find a way to reverse the spell but for a brief period you got some great moments.   I give this film a Vampire Beauty Rating of 3.5 out of 5 with the fact that it's a kids movie keeping it from a solid 4.  The film has since had a sequel with another on the way so still time for improvement as the cast gets older. 

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